Programs and Events

Elmhurst Art Museum is both an international destination for Mies van
der Rohe scholars and fans and a regional center where people from
Chicago and the western suburbs learn to see and think differently
through the study of the art, architecture and design of our time
explored in the Museum’s year-round courses, public programs and
school outreach.

Programs

Tuesday, August 21, 2018 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm

EAM/EPL Book Discussion | "The Glass Room," by Simon Mawer

Join us for a conversation about “The Glass Room”, New York Times bestseller novel and a short-list for the Man Booker Prize. The book tells a tale of a recently married couple, who commission a German architect to build a modern house in Czechoslovakia but have to flee it because of World War II. The fictional Landauer House is based on the Villa Tugendhat built by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe. The modern masterpiece embodies a “less is more” design with a transparent glass room as its center.

Tuesday, August 21, 2018 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm

EAM/EPL Book Discussion | "The Glass Room," by Simon Mawer

Join us for a conversation about “The Glass Room”, New York Times bestseller novel and a short-list for the Man Booker Prize. The book tells a tale of a recently married couple, who commission a German architect to build a modern house in Czechoslovakia but have to flee it because of World War II. The fictional Landauer House is based on the Villa Tugendhat built by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe. The modern masterpiece embodies a “less is more” design with a transparent glass room as its center.

Thursday, August 23, 2018 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm

Zine Launch Party: Presented by Teen Art Council

Please join us in celebrating the launch of the Teen Art Council’s inaugural project, ArchiTeenZine, a visual response to architecture created and designed by our teen group.

Saturday, September 15, 2018 - 1:30pm

Artist-led Exhibition Tour

Join exhibiting artist, David Wallace Haskins, for an in-depth look at our current exhibition.


Thursday, September 20, 2018 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

EAG Artist Talk | Maggie Capettini

Join the Elmhurst Artist Guild for a free artist talk by Maggie Capettini. She will demonstrate her method of painting in oils with painting knives. Using a photo reference, she will begin a painting and bring it close to completion. Invested in the traditions of plein air painting and painting from life, Capettini’s oil painting subjects include landscape, figures from life, still life, and architecture. Painted exclusively with knives, her works are big on expressive color, rich texture, and bold shapes.